DSA 2454-2: openssl incomplete fix
Posted on: 04/25/2012 09:10 AM

Another openssl update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2454-2 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Raphael Geissert
April 24, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : openssl
Vulnerability : multiple
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2012-2131

Tomas Hoger, Red Hat, discovered that the fix for CVE-2012-2110 for
the 0.9.8 series of OpenSSL was incomplete. It has been assigned the
CVE-2012-2131 identifier.

For reference, the original description of CVE-2012-2110 from DSA-2454-1
is quoted below:


Tavis Ormandy, Google Security Team, discovered a vulnerability
in the way DER-encoded ASN.1 data is parsed that can result in
a heap overflow.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.8o-4squeeze12.

The testing distribution (wheezy), and the unstable distribution (sid),
are not affected by this issue.

We recommend that you upgrade your openssl packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

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